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'The Lottery' Was Published 70 Years Ago, But It's Never Been More Necessary

News : Huffington Post

Shirley Jackson’s classic dystopian short story “The Lottery” ? often assigned in English classes, invoked when current events take a dark turn, and omnipresent in paeans to great short fiction ? holds a special place in the hearts ...

1948: Tessie Hutchinson, Lottery winner

News / Crime : Executed Today

June 27 — of 1948, implicitly — was the setting for Shirley Jackson‘s classic short story “The Lottery”. Less an “execution” than a human sacrifice — the village old feller’s folksy “Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon,” evokes a pr...

31 Spooky Nights: The Conjuring

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Rogues Portal

Welcome to 31 Spooky Nights! Editors Amelia and Billy are undergoing a month long horror movie marathon for Halloween! Today's movie is The Conjuring! The post 31 Spooky Nights: The Conjuring appeared first on Rogues Portal.

Flavorwire Author Club’s March Selection: Shirley Jackson

Society & Culture : Flavorwire

It’s not worth talking about American horror writing — fiction that deals in the mysterious, the supernatural, and the mind-bending — without mentioning Shirley Jackson. From her 1948 short story “The Lottery” to such novels as We H...

How Shirley Jackson Wrote “The Lottery”

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Slate: Brow Beat

Just as June 16 belongs to James Joyce, June 27 belongs to Shirley Jackson: It’s the day on which her classic story “The Lottery” is set. It could have been another day, but, as Jackson recalls in a posthumously published lecture on...


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